To achieve the environmental goals as committed at COP26, the transformation of traditional buildings into smart buildings is an inevitable need.
This is an affirmation of the importance of smart buildings by Mr. Andrew Harrop - Global Director, Engineering Applications at Armstrong Fluid Technology Corporation, an industry leader in fluid flow system integration smart for buildings in a conversation with a reporter of Industry and Trade Newspaper.
Armstrong Fluid Technologyannounced a bold initiative in 2018, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions among its global customer base by 2 million tons, targeting completion by the year 2022.
At AHR Expo 2022 in January, Armstrong proudly announced that they had reached and surpassed that lofty goal. In the process they have helped customers save 2.5 billion kWh of electricity usage, resulting in more than $300 million in cost savings. Achieving this goal is the equivalent of taking 600,000 cars off the road for a year, or off-setting the average annual CO2 emissions generated by 100,000 people.
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Energy plays a crucial role in our daily lives and in the economy. Energy is not only a basic human need, but also a strong indicator of social and economic development.
As our world becomes more urbanized, global demand for energy is increasing rapidly, with expected growth of 55% over the next ten years. With this growth comes increasing concern about energy security, economic competitiveness and of course, environmental impact.
Armstrong Fluid Technology has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. This award recognizes Armstrong’s leadership in sustainability, including improvements in daily operations, contributions to the sustainability of customers, and support for sustainability initiatives in local communities.
How a Canadian-owned global company is using artificial intelligence technology to make an impact on building management
We aim to elevate the industry to a high plane.” These words were spoken in 1920 by Samuel Armstrong, founder of Armstrong Fluid Technology. Since that time, the company has taken pride in innovative contributions to engineering. They don’t simply create pumps, they develop intelligent, energy-saving systems. These systems are not only saving money for customers, but helping to protect the planet. Addressing the topic of sustainability, Armstrong’s Global Performance Management Services Manager, Tunji Asiwaju states, “Our goal, and the goal of many who rely upon our services, is energy sustainability. We’re using AI and advanced analytics from IBM to help organizations throughout the world to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their net zero goals.”
Did you know that it’s possible to save up to 40 cents per square foot, while reducing the timeline to reach your sustainability goals by a third?
There are few building systems that can have such a dramatic impact on tenant productivity, quality of life, operating efficiency and business sustainability as the HVAC system. Performance drift in HVAC systems is a common issue that leads to wasted energy and increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, the construction and operation of buildings is responsible forover 39% of energy-related GHG emissions, a large part of which can be attributed to inefficient HVAC technologies.